Whether you’re looking to reimagine and modernize your home with the latest trends or you are moving into a new home, repainting the interior and exterior of your house is one of the best ways to highlight your decor, add property value and showcase your distinctive tastes. It’s often tempting to go with popular products and recognizable paint brands. While these traditional paints will effectively transform your space, they can also negatively affect the environment and your family’s health. This is why many are considering their environmental impact and carbon footprints and choosing to restructure their lifestyles to be more eco-friendly — from installing LED lightbulbs and eco-friendly paint and driving hybrid cars to upgrading to more energy-efficient appliances.
But did you know that eco-friendly products extend to common home remodeling products like paint as well? Eco-friendly paints are becoming more widely available and are designed to be more durable and beautiful than ever — revolutionizing the way homeowners think about refreshing the look and feel of their homes.
When you crack open a fresh can of paint, nothing is more distinctive than the strong odor of freshly mixed paint and the swirl of colors and sheen. While this familiar sight and smell marks the beginning of an exciting new home improvement project, these characteristics are also associated with paint containing unhealthy levels of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). VOCs are a variety of different chemicals paints and varnishes emit. They can lead to adverse health risks like poor indoor air quality, respiratory illness, and headaches.
Eco-friendly paints are innovative products that are specially designed to have few if not zero levels of VOCs. While traditional paint products are often oil-based with a mixture of adhesives, hardeners, pigments, and drying accelerators, eco-friendly paints are non-toxic and often water-based.
With manufacturing techniques evolving, eco-friendly paint products are more durable and green than ever. These paints come in a wide selection of hues to complement any style while offering long-term performance, improving the overall health of your household and protecting the environment.
Eco-friendly paint also offers a variety of additional benefits like:
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